The PJ Tatler

Our Friends the Saudis

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The Saudi Arabian prince arrested last week for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman at the Beverly Hills mansion he was renting is just the latest rich and well-connected Kingdom VIP accused of running amok in America – and around the world.

Majed Abdulaziz al-Saud was arrested Sept. 23 and charged with sodomy, battery and false imprisonment before being freed on $300,000 bail. The alleged attack, revealed after a passerby saw the bleeding victim scaling a wall to escape the $37 million mansion, is one of several similar cases involving suspects with ties to the Saudi royal family. Detectives also are looking into reports of al-Saud attacking four other people on the rented property, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department told, but she would not confirm other media reports he similarly attacked all five victims on the same day.

Recent cases of well-connected Saudis behaving badly in the U.S. include a 27-year-old who claimed close ties to the House of Saud arrested earlier this year for the alleged rape of a woman in his Utah apartment; a Saudi princess accused in 2013 of human trafficking; and a ring of some 30 Saudi students charged with forging grades at a Montana college in 2012. In addition, a prince from nearby Qatar was accused earlier this month of racing through the streets of Beverly Hills in a Ferrari at speeds topping 100 mph.

Just another reason why falling oil prices worldwide are a very good thing.

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